CANCELLED – It’s time to get all hot about Canberra District Wine 2021 Fireside Festival.

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“Fuel your inner fire with our Liquid Geography”

 The Canberra Wine District Festival of Fifty brings you The Fireside Festival 2021, a month of wintery wine experiences.

What is the Fireside Festival? It’s an introduction to what’s hot this winter in Canberra District wines.  The Canberra region is famous for its premium cool climate wines, showcasing the local terroir and innovation of our winemakers. Find yourself in front of a roaring fire this winter, warming your soul with local wines, heating your heart with art of wine experiences and filling your bellies with delicious food.

Ignite your passion for everything cool climate wine related and heed the seductive call of Canberra’s hottest wineries.

Head out to our cellar doors – they’ll be featuring their amazing winter wines, red and white; welcoming with open and warm arms, as we head into our coldest month. Rug up in your winter woolies, slip on your quintessential Canberra puffer jacket, sip fine wine and get ready to heat up.

Stay in town – the coolest Capital has the hottest venues, and we’ll combine our love of local fine food and wine tasting experiences, education and hospitality that will knock your woollen socks off.

The Fireside Festival is not just about wine and food.  It’s about having a conversation with inspirational like-minded people by the fireside or partaking in a series of musical experiences for the ultimate winter music sesh, all while snuggled into an oversized chair with a glass of Pinot Noir, ensuring that you’ve got the best of the cool climate wines to keep you fortified this winter.

The Festival finale will be a winter dinner to end all winter affairs at one of Canberra’s hottest restaurants.

Throughout the month long festival, which coincides with the Canberra Truffle Festival, make sure to include a visit to the vineyards and cellar doors, both inside and outside of the Canberra borders when preparing your Fireside itinerary. Get your feet ready for warming your ties by the fire, your senses ready for sensory wine classes, put your dancing shoes on for live music, buy some stretchy pants for all the food and wine pairings, and get out amongst it!

All upcoming Fireside Festival 2021 events will be added to the Canberra Wines Events page, just click on Events and choose the category Fireside Festival.

Join us in celebrating what’s warm about wine this from the 17th July to the 15th August – Canberra District Wines Fireside Festival.

Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival VIP Launch at aMBUSH Gallery – 16th July from 6.30pm

Want to be a VIP for the launch of the Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival? Meet the winemakers? Enjoy an up-close and personal look at an international artists newest art exhibition at the cook aMBUSH Gallery?

Then you need to get a ticket to our Fireside Festival launch – where wine and art collides!

What you’ll get – an evening of fine art, fine wine and fine food. A firsthand glimpse at the newest art Exhibition at aMBUSH from renowned artist, Stephen Dupont.50 Year Commemorative Plumm stemless glass to take home. Meet and taste the wines of 4 Canberra winemakers, with Lerida Estate Prosecco on arrival. Graze on a sumptuous fireside feast grazing table from the famed Lazy Grazer.



Canberra District Wine 2021 Fireside Festival Tasting Market at Kambri Cultural Precinct ANU – 24th July from 2pm

Join us as we celebrate the Canberra District Wine Fireside Festival with an afternoon wine tasting.

With more than 60 wines on offer at our celebration of winter wines, hosted this year in the amazingly cool and cultured space that is the Kambri Cultural Precinct in Acton, from 2pm to 5pm, collect your 50 Year Commemorative Plumm stemless ‘Tasting Glass’ and embark on a taste of our Liquid Geography.


$40 pre-purchased, $45 at the door

Matt Dunne & Plumm – A Fireside Festival Canberra Wine Masterclass at Lucky’s Speakeasy – 24th July from 6.30pm

Join us for the 2021 Canberra Wines Fireside Festival, tasting Canberra wine and learning why the Plumm glass makes our wines taste so amazing. Enjoy wines and conversation from winemakers Chris Carpenter from Lark Hill Winery and  Steph Helm from The Vintners Daughter as we toast winter.


$125 pp Masterclass and Plumm vintage Glassware Set

$60pp Masterclass only

What’s included – Plumm Glassware Masterclass, a sparkling wine on arrival with oysters, 4 Canberra wines, individual cheese plate.

Canberra District Wine 2021 Fireside Festival Feast – 11th August from 6.30pm

Join us for the final firey finale feast of the 2021 Canberra Wines Fireside Festival as we celebrate 4 top Canberra winemakers and their favourite winter wines matched to an amazing shared feast straight off the coals of the Chef Josh’s open fire.

There is nothing quite like fire roasted seafood matched to Canberra Riesling, or chargrilled aged beef paired with Cabernet.



Capital Wines – enjoy a fire pit in the courtyard, along with their delicious cool climate reds and food options

Contentious Character – enjoy Fireside Trivia, annual Truffle Gala dinner, and a Christmas in July dinner

Clementine Bakery – keep an eye on the Clementine Bakery as they fill their shelves with truffled baked goods

Lake George Winery – warm your hands over a burning barrel, tuck into a truffle dinner, and knit yourself something toasty warm

Gundog Estate – enjoy a number of tasting opportunities with their amazing winter wines and Grazing Gundaroo matched dishes, including Museum Tastings, Shiraz, truffle canapes, and their famous Muscat hot chocolate

Poachers Pantry – Join the team at Poachers in their Smokehouse Restaurant to experience Canberra’s special winter ingredient, the truffle. Keep an eye out for their 100 Mile Dinner 7th August

Pankhurst Wines – Enjoy a seated wine tasting around the outside open fire with a fiery pizza or cheese platter and their lovely views

 Sapling Yard – Enjoy a VIP night of food and wine at the Sapling Yard cellar door in Bungendore

Norton Road Wines – Join Norton Road Wines each weekend as they celebrate winter with truffle dishes, showcasing their 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon and matching Pitmaster Platters with bourbon osyters, all by the fire overlooking the vineyard

Murrumbateman Winery – Murrumbateman Winery will have the fire blazing, the wines pouring and some hot, hot, hot dishes

Tickets to all events will be limited as our capacity to host numbers is still reliant on existing Covid-19 restrictions in both NSW and the ACT, and will sell fast, so don’t delay in getting your itinerary organised. Book your place soon to experience the best the Canberra district wineries have to offer. Come share what is quickly becoming known as a relaxing, stellar series of events while enjoying world class wines. For more information on events visit the Canberra District Wine Association’s website.


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Wednesday June 23, 2021

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